GroHERE at Edmonton International Airport

May 11, 2022 –Edmonton Regional Airports Authority must decide whether the proposed GroHERE Harvest Ltd, located at the Edmonton International Airport is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

To help inform this decision, Edmonton Regional Airports Authority is inviting comments from the public on the project and its potential effects on the environment. All comments received will be considered public [and may be posted online]. For more information, individuals should consult the Privacy Notice on the Registry website.

Written comments must be submitted by June 10, 2022 to:

Gordon Fritz
Address 3040 – 7 Street S.W. Calgary, AB T2T 2X5
elephone 403-396-3539
Email address

The Proposed Project
GroHERE Harvest Ltd will be growing seasonal produce year-round using controlled environment agriculture (CEA) techniques. The intended produce will be sold with the benefit of having locally grown year-round, fresh produce being available to the local market. The facility will be located at the Edmonton International Airport on approximately 3.5 acres of land. The building is planned to be approximately 35 feet in height and cover 65,000 square feet. 45,000 square feet will be used for food production with the remaining being used for general warehousing and office space. There is planned to be 1.5 acres of paved parking. The entire footprint for the project is located on previously disturbed lands. Water consumption at the facility will be approximately 45,000 cubic meters per year. There will be no significant waste or noise generated by the facility. When the facility is completed, it is expected to employ 30-35 personnel on a full time basis operating 7-days per week.
During the course of construction there will be added traffic, large trucks and equipment generating construction related noise. Noise generated is not predicted to create impacts as the project site is surrounded by commercial development at the airport. The construction period is not anticipated to last longer than 5 months after which there should be little impact to the land or surrounding area.

Latest update

Notice of Determination

June 10, 2022 – Edmonton Regional Airports Authority has determined that the proposed GroHERE project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

This determination was based on a consideration of the following factors:

  • impacts on rights of Indigenous peoples;
  • Indigenous knowledge;
  • community knowledge;
  • comments received from the public; and
  • technically and economically feasible mitigation measures.

Edmonton Regional Airport Authority is satisfied that that the carrying out of the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. Therefore, Edmonton Regional Airport Authority may carry out the project, exercise any power, perform any duty or function, or provide financial assistance to enable the project to be carried out in whole or in part..


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 Public Notice PDF (140 KB) May 11, 2022


Michael Weekes
Edmonton Regional Airports Authority
Michael Weekes, Environmental Specialist
1, 1000 Airport Road
Edmonton International Airport, AB
Edmonton International Airport, Alberta T9E 0V3
Telephone: 780-890-8549

  • Location

    • Edmonton International Airport (Alberta)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Airport and Airfields
    • Building and Property Development
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Edmonton Regional Airports Authority
  • Authorities

    • Edmonton Regional Airport Authority
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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